DFG Gives Collectors until June 30 2002 for Expired Stamps

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DFG News Release:  For Immediate Release

May 2, 2002

DFG Gives Collectors until June 30 for Expired Stamps

Contacts: Glenn Underwood, License and Revenue Branch, (916) 227-2268
Troy Swauger, Information Officer, (916) 654-2096

SACRAMENTO - Time is running out to purchase expired collector stamps from the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG). The sale of expired duck and upland game bird stamps by DFG's License and Revenue Branch ends June 30.

All remaining expired inventory will be destroyed after the deadline. In future license years, duck stamps and upland game bird stamps will be offered for sale only until the June 30 expiration date. Additionally, DFG is offering for final sale the remaining supply of native species first day of issue envelopes.

DFG has over $2 million worth of collector items in inventory, dating from 1981 through 2001. This is an opportunity for private stamp collectors and stamp collecting businesses to purchase these items at face value while they are still available. Eliminating DFG's inventory will benefit collectors as they will no longer have to compete with DFG in selling these items, and the limited availability will inherently increase their value.

Duck and upland game bird stamps have beautiful illustrations of a variety of species by renown artists. These items make wonderful gifts for birthdays, holidays, graduations, retirements, or any occasion. Collecting conservation stamps is a popular pastime that many wildlife enthusiasts enjoy. Revenue from the sale of duck and upland game bird stamps is used to manage and protect California's waterfowl, upland game birds and their habitats.

A listing of available inventory by year and an order form are posted at DFG's Web site, http://www.dfg.ca.gov. To purchase expired collector's stamps, you may print the order form and fax it to DFG's License and Revenue Branch at (916) 227-2261, or mail it to the Department of Fish and Game, License and Revenue Branch, 3211 S St., Sacramento, CA 95816.

All orders must be received by DFG's License and Revenue Branch no later than 5 p.m. on June 30. Orders will be processed as received while supplies last.
 


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